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Prospectors established in 1886 the existence of a belt of gold-bearing reefs 40 miles 60 km wide centred on present-day The rapid growth of the gold-mining industry intensified processes started by the diamond boom: immigration, urbanization, capital investment, and labour migrancy. By 1899 the gold industry attracted investment worth £75 million, produced almost three …

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